Walk - The Southerly Pull of Prawle Point

3.4 miles (5.5 km)

East Prawle - TQ7 2BY East Prawle

Moderate - A moderately easy walk, crossing some uneven ground and with a couple of steep climbs.

Down at Prawle Point you are at the most southerly spot in Devon, with an atmosphere all of its own. This 3½ mile walk will take you along some of the most ancient-feeling lanes in the area, leading down to the sea and the timeless rhythm of the tide. A good walk in autumn, as finches and warblers start to gather, and later firecrests and ring ouzels. Look out for a hen harrier hunting them, or the high-speed dive of a peregrine.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Welle House B&B

4 double/twin ensuite rooms in a family home, ½ mile from the path. Dogs very welcome. Good pub nearby.

Kittiwake Cottage

Luxury holiday cottage, mid 19th Century, white-washed fisherman's cottage, perfect base for a wonderful holiday in all seasons. Wifi available and dogs welcome.

Down Farm

Lovely 600 year old Devon Farmhouse B&B using local and homegrown produce. 3 en-suite rooms with sea views. Close to the coast path. Self catering also available. Contact us on either [email protected] or [email protected]

Waverley B&B

Luxury B&B just 200yrds from the Coast Path 5 en-suite rooms, large choice of breakfast, 1-night stays welcome parking.

Rocarno B&B

SINGLE NIGHT STAYS. Lovely views. Free wi-fi, free tea & coffee, great breakfasts.

Beadon Farmhouse B&B

A 19th century farmhouse a short walk away from Salcombe, set in 2 acres of gardens with direct link to a footpath to North Sands and the Path. Accommodation includes adjoining Garden Cottage and three double bedrooms in the main house.

Higher Rew Touring Caravan & Camping Park

Higher Rew is a 4 star family run park close to beautiful Salcombe and the South West Coast Path. The Squire family have, over many years, created a relaxed caravan and camping park for your enjoyment.

The Cricket Inn

Situated in the quaint fishing village of Beesands, a stone’s throw from the beach. This award-winning pub serves fresh local seafood and offers 7 beautifully designed bedrooms.

Sugar Park Campsite

A small family run campsite by the sea at Beesands in the South Hams. A basic site that accepts tents, campervans and motohomes and is family and pet friendly

Valseph, Beesands

Valseph offers comfortable, friendly accommodation in the well appointed garden room - right on the South West Coast Path.

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Route Description

Green lanes are unmade roads used over the centuries as working routes by farmers, tradesmen, pilgrims, smugglers, drovers, quarrymen and miners. They now form a network of hidden byways threading through the South Hams countryside.

On the Right Tracks is a unique project that is helping to restore many of these historic routes to their former glory, with the support of 50 local businesses, visitors and the local community. To help people to experience these lanes, they have produced a series of walk leaflets, and have kindly allowed us to make the ones on the coast available from this website.

Down at Prawle Point you are at the most southerly spot in Devon, with an atmosphere all of its own. This walk will take you along some of the most ancient-feeling lanes in the area, leading you down to the sea and the timeless rhythm of the tide.

Details of this walk are provided in a leaflet produced by the South Devon AONB Service which can be downloaded from here.

 

Public transport

Unfortunately East Prawle cannot be reached by public transport. For details of public transport to Kingsbridge visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

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East Prawle (Postcode for Sat Navs: TQ7 2BY).

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